Pocket Guide to Nutrition Assessment, 3rd Edition (2016) Course

Credits: 20
Course Expiration: September 25, 2020
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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Brush up on your nutrition assessment skills with this valuable course!

Nutrition assessment is the first ring in the Nutrition Care Process followed by nutrition diagnosis, nutrition intervention and nutrition evaluation and monitoring.

This updated pocket guide includes suggestions on documentation and identification of nutrition diagnosis. Included are current guidelines, and recommendations for the five categories of nutrition assessment data plus evidence-based guidelines for estimating energy, protein, fluid and micronutrient requirements.

Note: This is a pocket guide so the print is small.

Already have the book? Under “Product Options” simply choose “Certificate Only” to purchase the CPE Self-Study Program.

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After completing this continuing education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Implement the Nutrition Care Process in their practice setting.
  2. Select the appropriate nutrition screening tools for the population served.
  3. Collect and analyze data to correctly diagnose nutrition problems.
  4. Document a nutrition diagnosis using an appropriate PES statement.
  5. Understand the assessment techniques for each of the five nutrition assessment categories.
  6. Describe the components of the food and nutrition -related history category.
  7. Define methods for accurately assessing anthropometric measurements.
  8. Evaluate information obtained through a nutrition-focused physical assessment.
  9. Accurately interpret biochemical tests including disease-specific laboratory tests.
  10. Delineate techniques to measure, estimate and interpret energy, protein, fluid and micronutrient requirements.

This course is intended for: RDNs, CDEs, and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 136491     Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 3000 Nutrition assessment and diagnosis
  • 3030 Anthropometrics
  • 5000 Medical nutrition therapy
  • 5390 Care planning, documentation and evaluation

Additional Learning Needs Codes that may apply (including but not limited to): 5010, 5040, 5050, 5090, 5100, 5410

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based comparative standards for determining nutritional needs
  • 10.2.1 Identifies, and selects valid and reliable tools to conduct a comprehensive nutrition assessment
  • 10.2.3 Analyzes and synthesizes the assessment data to identify nutrition problems following the Standards of Practice in Nutrition Care for RDNs.
  • 10.2.4 Integrates foundational dietetics knowledge with critical appraisal of assessment data to diagnose nutrition problems (using problem solving, etiology, signs and symptoms [PES] statements), which can be resolved or improved through treatment or nutrition intervention.

Additional Performance Indicators may apply (including but not limited to): 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.6, 8.1.5, 10.1.1, 10.2.7, 10.2.8

Additional learning Codes/Performance Indicators/Practice Competencies may apply.

Pamela Charney, PhD, RD
Program Chair, Healthcare Technology and Management
Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA

Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN
Nutrition Support Team, Mt. Carmel West Hospital
Clinical Practice Specialist, American Society for parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Columbus, OH